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A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
July 14, 2017
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
An important building block in any cult of personality is a whole shelf of laudatory texts.
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
June 27, 2017
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
Kazakhstan renamed Astana's international airport after the first and current president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
June 08, 2017
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
If Mukhtar Ablyazov envisions an eventual triumphant return to Kazakhstan, things just got more difficult.
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues
May 23, 2017
Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues
Aftershocks of the crisis continue to rock the country's financial sector after a buyout and rumors of another merger.
Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
May 17, 2017
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
Three regional presidents attended the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last weekend.
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
May 12, 2017
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
As Astana enters an upturn, sustaining reform momentum will be vital as will confronting corruption.
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
May 05, 2017
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
Astana and Tashkent are at the heart of regionalism's potential in Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
April 11, 2017
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
Jonathan Aitken's 2009 book never gained much traction in either analytical or academic communities, but Astana likes it.
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
March 24, 2017
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
March 23, 2017
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
Kazakhstan’s government is using social media to tame rebellion.
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition
February 27, 2017
Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition
Kazakhstan's renewed efforts against corruption might mask a strategy aimed to silence opposition figures and activists.
Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
February 16, 2017
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
Pipelines and politics, both foreign and domestic.
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
Are Political Reforms Afoot in Kazakhstan?
January 27, 2017
Are Political Reforms Afoot in Kazakhstan?
Not so fast; Nazarbayev will remain the “supreme arbiter.”
Are Political Reforms Afoot in Kazakhstan?
An Uzbek Transition for Kazakhstan?
January 20, 2017
An Uzbek Transition for Kazakhstan?
When the time comes, can a post-Nazarbayev Astana model Uzbekistan's smooth transfer of power?
An Uzbek Transition for Kazakhstan?
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
January 17, 2017
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
Changes in the economy ministry and presidential administration forced by arrests at the top.
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
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